What is CEFR?

Published on 22 November 2021 at 13:46

The CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) is the international standard for language teaching and learning. It was released in 2001. It's a framework for explaining language acquisition, teaching, and evaluation that's used all across the world. At six levels of competency, the CEFR gives thorough descriptions of what foreign or second language learners can perform in terms of hearing, speaking, reading, and writing.


Basic (A1 and A2), Independent (B1 and B2), and Proficient (C1 and C2) are the three broad levels of language competency identified by the CEFR, but each level also includes "can do" statements that define a learner's skill in some depth and in a positive manner. As a result, we have a better understanding of what the levels truly signify.


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